The Xbox One Won’t Support Twitch Streaming At Launch


A new update from Xbox Wire has revealed some new details about the Twitch app on Xbox One. Namely the fact that it’s not going to be available at launch. And it sounds like the app isn’t going to be available until sometime in early 2014,

We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too. We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community, so while this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready. Our goal is to deliver it during the first part of 2014.

With that disappointing news, there’s also some really great information the robust features of the app when it does hit. The app will have its own set of achievements to capture. Some examples given are as follows:

  • Watch one hour of live video on Twitch to become a Newcomer
  • Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch for Competitive
  • Watch 100 hours of live video on Twitch for Best Viewer
  • Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers to be the Hipster
  • Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers and become theTalent Scout
  • Max Bandwidth is received by watching a single channel on Twitch for more than eight hours consecutively
  • Around The Clock is exactly that, just watch at least one minute of live video on Twitch in each hour of a full day
  • Prime Time, simply: watch a total of 10 hours of live video on Twitch between peak viewing hours from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., on a weekday

There’s also humorous achievements available like Night Owl, meaning you’ve watched a stream through the night, as well as the Standing Room Only cheevo that’s earned by joining a stream with over 100K concurrent viewers.

It’s disheartening that the feature won’t be available out of the box, but there seems to be good reason for it. The functionality of the Xbox One version of the Twitch app seems to be much more comprehensive.

Source: Xbox Wire

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